Change in the profile of causes of death after investigation of hospital deaths in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2017

Conclusion: The investigation on reported hospital deaths is one of the strategies to improve mortality statistics, reducing the occurrence of GC among reported deaths and changing the mortality profile in these facilities. The importance of continuous physician training in cause-of-death certification is emphasized.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

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